Argentina vs Nigeria: Rohr speaks on team selection

Posted on Nov 13 2017 - 1:33am by admin

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has spoken on his team selection ahead of the grade A friendly match against Argentina in Russia coming up on Tuesday.

Rohr revealed that captain Mikel Obi will return to the starting line-up in Krasnodar, Russia.

The former Chelsea midfielder was on the bench in Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria on Friday World in Constantine following his late arrival from China.

The German coach also hinted that Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho may get his chance to feature.

“Mikel of course will come back,” Rohr told Completesportsnigeria.com in Constantine.

“He didn’t play against Algeria because it was not a good moment for him coming from China. Playing two games in four days is a risk for him and we both agreed that was best for him to sit out.

“Against Argentina we will make some changes with two or three players. It will be interesting to see another goalkeeper. We have to work hard to be better.

For Argentina, captain Lionel Messi has confirmed he will not be available for encounter.

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